Biggar: Wales now a side after Man United’s heart
WALES had been more like QPR recently, but Dan Biggar believes Wales have learned to succeed like football’s Manchester United over their last two games.
After losing eight games on the bounce, Wales have found their winning habit with hard-earned victories away over France and Italy.
For outside-half Biggar, who was outstanding during his 14th cap at the weekend, the important thing is grinding out the positive results even when you aren’t at your best.
The 23-year-old thinks Wales also got to grips with the foul weather after a deluge made a big difference to the manner in which Saturday’s clash was played.
Biggar marked his side with a satisfactory 7/10 but emphasised they haven’t gone into fifth gear just yet.
“The conditions were difficult, but we stuck to what we wanted to do and it was a pretty good – 7/10,” he said.
“At the end of the day it’s a win and good sides do that. You look at Man United, year after year, not playing well week in week out but they get three points.
“It’s important that we can win when we’re not playing 100 per cent and that’s what we’ve done the last three weeks. It’s no good playing well and losing, you don’t get anything from that.
“Obviously you’re entertaining people, but internally you get very little from it.
“Once you’ve got that solid base with a couple of wins, it’s important to push on and get a couple more.”
On adapting to the wet conditions better than Italy, Biggar added: “It’s difficult enough coming to Italy anyway, but the wind and the rain in the first half was absolutely torrential.
“It was always going to be about sticking to the gameplan rather than giving a 10/10 performance. We didn’t want to play a lot in our half and the coaches are very pleased with the way we operated it.”
The fly-half can’t wait now to take on Scotland at Murrayfield on March 9.
“We’d have liked to play straight after Paris and straightaway again now, but we’re looking forward to the Scotland test,” he said.
“We’re on a little bit of a roll now. The bottom line is that we deeply want to win and that shone through on the weekend.”
How does he asses his own form and his (first) Six Nations so far?
“It’s gone solidly, I haven’t set the world alight by any means, but what’s been needed is a bit of control. I’m enjoying the role,” he replied.